Springfield City Council approves Boston Road dispensary special permit – Reminder Publications

SPRINGFIELD – A dispensary moving into a dormant Boston Road location received special permit approval from the City Council during their June 6 meeting.

The project from KUR Retailers intends to open a recreational dispensary in the former Russell’s Restaurant location on 461 Boston Rd. Since Russell’s closing, the area remained without a use over the last decade.

President of KUR Retailers Sabino J. Caracciolo showcased a presentation with his team during the council’s May 23 public hearings meeting. Caracciolo explained that the development of the space will include a 3,000 square ft. retail location and one acre committed to community development, which includes one-third acre dedicated to a pocket park space. The total area is formed by two separate land parcels.

The $1.2 million project expects to endure a nine-month construction timeline. Caracciolo said his team hired a local construction company, architect, engineering and vendors for the project. Before meeting with the council, the dispensary received support from abutting landowners and the Pine Point Community Council.

Local community and entrepreneurial leader Ryan McCollum shared details about the dispensary’s social equity efforts. Along with ensuring diverse employment, the entity will also develop an entrepreneur incubation hub to

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